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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

"It's our job to be able to explain things to people in a way they can understand and to help them feel comfortable," Dr. Walker says. "When we can give them options, I like to do that and allow them to think through those things and make a decision about what they want to do. I think that helps the patient."

Biography

Rick Walker, D.O., cares for patients at Lake Regional Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Walker is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and specializes in arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery) of the knee and shoulder; sports medicine; total joint replacement; fracture care; upper and lower extremity surgery; and management of work-related injuries.

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Dr. Walker's Reviews

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Dr. Walker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
in Osage Beach. Mo |
He is an outstanding doctor after many years not being able to walk very far due to pain he replaced both knees at once and within six weeks I was out of pain and using my new knees like when I was twenty five again. He is very professional and very friendly you can talk to him and get straight answers
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Dr. Walker says...

Rick Walker, D.O., cares for patients at Lake Regional Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Walker is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and specializes in arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery) of the knee and shoulder; sports medicine; total joint replacement; fracture care; upper and lower extremity surgery; and management of work-related injuries.

Dr. Walker's Care Philosophy

"It's our job to be able to explain things to people in a way they can understand and to help them feel comfortable," Dr. Walker says. "When we can give them options, I like to do that and allow them to think through those things and make a decision about what they want to do. I think that helps the patient."

Dr. Walker says...

Dr. Walker's expertise is in total joint replacement as well as the following:

Common Joint and Bone Diagnoses

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture and dislocation

Hip and knee

  • Knee ligament tear (ACL, MCL, PCL)
  • Patellofemoral knee syndromes
  • Meniscal (cartilage) tears
  • Hip arthroscopy 

Shoulder and Elbow

  • Impingement
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Labrum tears, instability
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Golfer elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Dr. Walker says...

Dr. Walker is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.  

Dr. Walker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis

Education

  • Medical School
    A T Sill U Hlth Sci Kirksville Coll Osteo Med

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection